Shepard Smith, Fake News, Politics on Deck for Overby Center

Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics announces spring 2020 calendar

OXFORD, Miss. – The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics‘ spring lineup includes one of the first public appearances by Shepard Smith since he left his post as chief anchor at Fox News and managing editor of Fox’s breaking news division. His March 31 talk will be followed the next day by the presentationRead the story …

From ‘60 Minutes’ to an Alien Religion, Storytelling Drives Student

Journalism's Matthew Hendley's reporting earns Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Matthew Hendley just can’t stop telling stories. The University of Mississippi student’s passion for storytelling has driven him as an anchor at NewsWatch Ole Miss and as a “60 Minutes” intern, and is taking him to Arizona State University for a summer as a Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative fellow. The prestigious multimedia reporting fellowship isRead the story …

Students, Administrators Make Connections at Lyceum Event

A night of food and conversation – Open Doors – introduces hundreds of students to university leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 200 students traversed through the halls of the Lyceum on the evening of Jan. 29, mingling with leaders from University of Mississippi‘s administrative team and exploring the campus’s oldest building. The dinner and conversation event, Open Doors, was one of the spring semester’s first held in association with “All In atRead the story …

Updates Coming to OUT Buses, Routes

Campus, community will see technology enhancements and route changes

OXFORD, Miss. – Oxford-University Transit riders may experience some changes on the University of Mississippi campus this semester, including enhanced technology features and a consolidation of routes among some lines. Riders on the Green Line and Old Taylor Road Express may already have noticed an improved riding experience aboard OUT’s new bus. Four additional new buses should be rolledRead the story …

The Wide Wintersession of Sports

Students look at business side of athletics through integrated marketing communications course

OXFORD, Miss. – When Ryder Anderson takes the field most Saturdays in the fall at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium – in front of more than 60,000 cheering fans – the Rebel defensive end is calm because he’s been preparing for that moment most of his life. What he never took into account – at least not untilRead the story …

Students Invited to Lyceum for Food, Fun, Conversation

Open Doors event aims to bolster student-leadership relations

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students are invited to the Lyceum Jan. 28 for an opportunity to meet and greet with members of the university’s senior leadership team. The event, called Open Doors, will encourage students to connect with decision-makers at the university’s highest levels in a laid-back setting. “Open Doors is a casual,Read the story …